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Animal Behavior and Well-Being Position


Animal Science

Animal Behavior and Well-Being Position (002377-2010)

Requirements: A tenure-track position is available in the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University with emphasis in Animal Behavior and Well-Being. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to establish a scholarly, externally-funded extension program with an international reputation, including applied research to support the extension program. The ability to integrate food animal well-being research with evolving management recommendations in conjunction with the USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit and School of Veterinary Medicine is essential. The successful candidate will teach courses in animal behavior, animal well-being and contemporary issues as well as advise both undergraduate and graduate students. The successful individual will also be expected to establish an active relationship with other extension faculty and county-based Extension Educators, leaders in animal agriculture, the general public, and special interest groups to provide information and leadership related to food animal well-being issues.

Rank and Salary: Assistant or Associate Professor (academic year appointment). Rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications. Opportunities exist for summer salary.

Qualifications: Qualifications include a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent, with emphasis in applied animal behavior and animal well-being science, or related area, plus successful experience in teaching, extension, and (or) research. A solid understanding of food animal behavior and management, current issues in food animal well-being policy and laws with a state, national and international perspective is required. Evidence of collaborative efforts and an ability to secure extramural funding is preferred. Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively interact in diverse cultural environments with faculty, staff, and student populations, the media, government agencies, animal industries, commodity groups and the general public are essential. Candidates who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, with international experience, or the desire to cultivate international links, are preferred.

Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin October 30, 2010 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Application Procedure: Please send a current, detailed curriculum vitae; a cover letter that includes a brief narrative summary outlining experience, goals, and qualifications for this position; one page statement of teaching philosophy; one page statement of extension (outreach) philosophy; and all official transcripts. List contact information for three people who may be contacted for a reference letter.

Send Materials To:

Dr. Alan L. Sutton, Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Animal Sciences
Purdue University
915 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
Phone 765-494-4808; Fax 765-494-9346
E-mail: asutton@purdue.edu

Additional information regarding the Department of Animal Sciences and USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit can be accessed at http://www.ag.purdue.edu/ansc/ and http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=36-02-20-00, respectively.